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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 6:36:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 29' South, Longitude: 102° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.81 meters/second, 1662.5 km/hour, 1033.0 miles/hour or 897.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1033.02 miWest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 miSouth1033.01 mi
24 hours0° 04' 16.9"4.91 miWest0° 22' 55.1"26.25 miSouth26.70 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 151° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.69 meters/second, 1510.9 km/hour, 938.8 miles/hour or 815.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.65 miWest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 miSouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.6"938.49 miWest0° 01' 42.2"1.95 miSouth938.58 mi
24 hours11° 42' 21.2"757.12 miEast1° 07' 44.8"77.67 miSouth763.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:36 PM1470 km913 miles794 nmEast-northeast ENE
Acapulco *Sat 1:36 PM2483 km1543 miles1341 nmNorth N
GuayaquilSat 1:36 PM2483 km1543 miles1341 nmEast E
Easter Island *Sat 1:36 PM2513 km1561 miles1357 nmSouth-southwest SSW
San SalvadorSat 12:36 PM2551 km1585 miles1378 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSat 12:36 PM2559 km1590 miles1382 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSat 12:36 PM2616 km1626 miles1413 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSat 12:36 PM2620 km1628 miles1415 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSat 1:36 PM2677 km1663 miles1445 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaSat 12:36 PM2714 km1687 miles1466 nmNortheast NE

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